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The Art of the Novella

All Levels | More than simply an elongated short story or a truncated novel, the novella has its own parameters, intricacies, and rewards. Together we’ll look at a few jewels of the form, as well as the novella’s histories, origins, and how its varying structures still feed into the overall design. Students are invited to use this experience to either enhance their own novellas, or learn more about this fascinating literary form.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Stacy D. Flood

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Start Date: 07/10/2021

End Date: 07/31/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$216.00 Member Price:
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$240.00 General Price:

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Stacy D. Flood

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Stacy D. Flood’s work has appeared at ACT, Ghost Light Theatricals, Theatre Battery, and Theater Schmeater in Seattle, as well as in SOMA Magazine, Seattle Weekly, three Seattle Fringe productions, the Akropolis Performance Lab’s New Year/New Play salon, Playlist Seattle, the Adaptive Arts Theatre Company’s Night of New Works, Macha Monkey’s Distillery series, Mirror Stage’s ‘Expand Upon’ readings, The Hansberry Project’s REPRESENT! festival, Infinity Box’s Centrifuge, FUSION Theatre Company’s ‘The Seven’ Short Works Festival, and in Starbucks' The Way I See It campaign. He has also served as a lecturer at San Francisco State University — from which he holds an MA in English, an MFA in Creative Writing, and a Clark/Gross Novel Writing Award — and he has additionally been awarded both a Getty Fellowship to the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and a Gregory Capasso Award in Fiction from the University at Buffalo. Furthermore, he has been a finalist in the Forward Flux ‘Three New American Plays’ competition as well as the Ashland New Play and Playwrights Foundation Bay Area festivals, and in addition, an artist-in-residence at DISQUIET in Lisbon, and The Millay Colony of the Arts in New York. His novella, entitled The Salt Fields, was published by Lanternfish Press in Spring 2021, and reading of his play entitled The Optimist, or What Space Travel Means to Me will be featured as part of ACTLocal this summer.

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